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The Women
Who Built Bristol 1184-2018

Containing 250 inspiring women, three sheroic dogs and one heartbroken barmaid from Easton. The Women Who Built Bristol is a bursting compendium of brilliant women who helped to shape Bristol into the vibrant city it is today. From pin makers to police chiefs, from workhouse inmates to lord mayors, this book shows that Bristol was built by women. Also contains 30 brand new illustrations.

What people are saying about the book:

“Jane Duffus and fellow contributors of The Women Who Built Bristol introduce us to a glorious and eclectic set of women who are linked to Bristol. This a wonderful reminder of the texture of women’s lives and their influence in every sphere – something historical accounts often forget. A great initiative from Bristol Women’s Voice, I hope other cities also follow suit.”
Helen Pankhurst - granddaughter of Sylvia and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst

“In this fascinating and eminently readable book, Jane Duffus gives us a real taste of the amazing women that built Bristol and links it superbly to women's achievements and women’s oppression worldwide.”
Julie Bindel - journalist, author, broadcaster

This is an inspiring book for everyone. It contains tales of women fighting inequality, being true to themselves when the odds are invariably stacked
against them, and rousing others to do likewise.
— Better Bristol magazine